• On Jul 10, 2019
    Stacey from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Disney World Experts, I was wondering if I purchase the Magic Kingdom after hours ticket, can I bring my family in an hour or 2 earlier than the designated time? I was trying to think of ways to avoid the mad rush of people leaving as we are entering.

    Hi, Stacey!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are thinking about attending Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park!  Since a very limited number of tickets are sold for each Disney After Hours event, you can expect little-to-no wait time for many of your favorite attractions.  You can also expect a rare opportunity to snap a selfie in front of Cinderella Castle without anyone walking through the background!  Did you know that your Disney After Hours ticket also includes unlimited popcorn, Mickey ice cream bars, and select beverages? 

    Although Disney After Hours events do not officially start until after the theme parks close to regular daytime guests, your Disney After Hours ticket will allow you to enter the park starting at 7:00 p.m.  So go ahead and enjoy a few extra hours of magic.  I would definitely recommend using these extra hours to take in the Happily Ever After Fireworks.  This show is breathtaking and my personal favorite Walt Disney World nighttime spectacular.

    Be sure to keep checking the Walt Disney World Resort website to see if additional dates are added for Disney After Hours.  Currently, the dates for Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park are listed through September 2019.  In my experience, Disney After Hours dates are usually only announced a few months in advance, so keep an eye out to see if dates during your vacation are announced.  I truly hope you will have the opportunity to attend this pixie-dusted event.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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